- The man, 22, was filmed on CCTV stealing from a jewelry store in Warsaw.
- He was temporarily arrested for three months and faces up to 10 years in prison.
Surveillance footage captured the moment a 22-year-old thief stood motionless in a Polish department store posing as a model, waiting to steal.
Holding his pose until closing time, the man then came to life, his bag ready, and allegedly robbed a Warsaw jewelry store.
“When he felt safe, he went hunting and stole the island’s jewelry,” Deputy Inspector Robert Szumiata of the Śródmieście District Police Headquarters said in a statement.
This was not the first time the man had stolen from a department store.
Szumiata said on another occasion the man again allegedly waited until closing time before grabbing a bite to eat at a nearby bar. He then forced his way into another store under a steel curtain and allegedly grabbed designer clothing.
Surveillance footage captured the moment a 22-year-old man stood motionless in a Polish department store posing as a model before robbing a jewelry store.
CCTV captured the moment the man forced his way into another store under a steel curtain and allegedly grabbed designer clothing.
The man was temporarily arrested for three months and faces up to 10 years in prison.
The man was “known” to have stolen money and other items from another “gallery”, Deputy Inspector Robert Szumiata said.
“On the way, he stopped again at a familiar bar to have another meal. However, his luck eventually ran out on him as he was spotted and captured by security personnel who called the police.
He said it was “known” that the 22-year-old had committed thefts and burglaries at another gallery, “where, after it closed, he took money from several cash registers and attempted to steal other objects.
Szumiata confirmed that the Downtown Property Crime Department charged the man with burglary and theft.
At the request of the Warsaw District Prosecutor’s Office Śródmieście Północ, the court decided to temporarily arrest the man for three months.
The Penal Code provides for up to 10 years of imprisonment for these crimes, he said.